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Carefully designed to optimize learning for teachers, coaches, and administrators, our customizable STAC professional development services will help increase your staff’s assessment literacy and boost the hope, efficacy, and achievement of your students. Receive personalized support and guidance from our team of assessment experts as you implement purposeful assessment that fosters student engagement and increases instructional agility.
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Bring a keynote speaker into your school, and inspire your team to take the next steps to improve assessment processes. Our assessment keynotes typically include a presentation delivered by one of our experts, as well as a question-and-answer segment that gives participants the opportunity to dive deeper into assessment topics of interest.
A Call to Action
Educators will explore the need for change in assessment practices and develop a clear vision for internal assessment practices.
Collaborative Common Assessments
Explore the loose and tight structure of collaborative common assessments. Gain tools, protocols, and strategies to design and effectively employ quality assessments that enable teams to collect meaningful instructional data.
Rethinking Grading to Develop Confident Learners
Ensure that your grading systems are accurate, fair, specific, and timely. Learn processes for:
Developing Creative Processes in the Classroom through Formative Assessment
Develop and enhance creative processes within any classroom setting through the use of strong assessment practices. This on-site engagement equips educators with practical tools to design rich, authentic learning experiences that encourage wonder, inquiry, and creative development rather than simply compliance and “right” answers.
Coaching Students in the Classroom through Effective Feedback
Maximize student self-efficacy and growth by providing high-quality feedback students can act on. Empower teachers to evolve their role and learn how to coach every student to success every day.
Developing Assessment Literacy
Prepare leaders and teachers to understand and implement the practices necessary to create a learning-rich culture through systematic assessment.
Implementing and Affirming with Evidence
Partner with us to develop a custom learning plan designed to meet your unique needs and challenges. With our evidence-based RTI content along with on-site professional development and virtual training opportunities, we are uniquely positioned to help you build an MTSS that’s strong enough to make a real difference in student achievement.
Embedded Practice, Systems Alignment, and Sustainability
Teams will create a unified and sustainable approach to school improvement and student learning. Ensure school and district leaders can become assessment leaders.
Build your school or district's assessment expertise with on-site coaching. Our experts will mentor and support your staff through every phase of the assessment process: from developing a clear vision for assessment and designing learning-rich assessment experiences to ensuring equitable grading and using data to plan next steps.
Share your goals and challenges with us, and we’ll design a custom learning plan based on our results-oriented assessment content. Through a targeted mix of on-site professional development and virtual training opportunities, our experts will help you develop authentic assessment practices that increase achievement and build confidence in all learners.
Use Global PD to access online tools to analyze your students’ data by grade level, by classroom, and by individual student, as well as schoolwide. This award-winning digital tool will help your team:
Also, learn how to incorporate common formative assessments into your practices using the Common Formative Assessment video playlist.
Build capacity over a yearlong series of professional development sessions for creating and supporting effective assessment practices.
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